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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.47 no.2 São Paulo June 1989

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1989000200005 

Aspectos da tomografia computadorizada craniana na neurocisticercose na infância

 

Cranial computerized tomography aspects of neurocysticercosis in infancy

 

 

Marilisa M. GuerreiroI; Nubor O. FacureII; Carlos A. M. GuerreiroI

IDepartamento de Neurologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM) da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): Professor Assistente
IIDepartamento de Neurologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM) da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): Professor Adjunto

 

 


RESUMO

Os autores relatam aspectos tomográficos da neurocisticercose na infância a propósito da análise de 27 exames em 18 pacientes, que foram distribuídos em três grupos segundo o quadru clínico e os achados tomográficos. O grupo 1 foi caracterizado basicamente por epilepsias e calcificações. O grupo 2 caracterizou-se por hipertensão intracraniana e diversos aspectos tomográficos: edema, cistos e nódulos em três pacientes; hidrocefalia e calcificações em dois pacientes e normal em um paciente. O grupo 3 consistiu clinicamente de epilepsia e cefaléia, com vários padrões tomográficos. Os resultados são discutidos à luz da literatura disponível.


SUMMARY

The authors present the analysis of 27 computed tomography scans (CT) of 18 children which were divided in three groups according to clinical and tomographic criteria. Group 1 was characterized mainly by epilepsy and calcifications. Group 2 was characterized by intracranial hypertension and several tomographic aspects: edema, cysts and nodules were seen in three patients; hydrocephaly and calcifications were seen in two patients and CT was normal in one patient. Group 3 had patients with epilepsy or headache and variable tomographic patterns. The results are discussed based on the available literature.


 

 

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Este trabalho contou com o apoio financeiro de FAP - Fundo de Apoio à Pesquisa da UNICAMP, para a realização de tomografias computadorizadas cranianas.

 

 

Departamento de Neurologia, FCM, UNICAMP - Caixa Postal 6111 - 13081 Campinas SP - Brasil.

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